Senior Occupational Therapist

Main area
Mental Health
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
C&H OT & Life Skills
£38035 to £48256 pa inc HCA
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ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


A rare and exciting opportunity for a dynamic, creative, forward thinking and hard-working specialist Occupational Therapist has arisen within Therapy and Life Skills Service.
We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist to join our fully integrated multidisciplinary team. This is a great opportunity for the right person to develop their leadership skills in an extremely friendly, supportive and enjoyable team. Based within City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health, Therapy and Life Skills Service has excellent connections to public transport with Homerton Train Station just 4 minutes walk away.
The successful candidate will provide occupational therapy to adults with complex mental health needs and manage a small team of occupational therapists within the larger service. This role has extensive scope for actively developing junior management skills in supervising, quality initiatives and service development.

The role includes working with a designated clinical caseload, providing evidence based standardise assessments and interventions, working as an integrated and valued member of the multidisciplinary team.
You will be welcomed into a supportive, creative and motivated multidisciplinary team that has a strong respect for and commitment to Occupational Therapy and practice development. There are regular Occupational Therapy Continued Professional Development Days and opportunities to actively contribute to and influence the development of the Occupational Therapy and Adult Services.

The post will receive Professional, clinical and managerial supervision from the team manager and the Head Occupational Therapists within the borough and development opportunities reflective of your professional development plan.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Katie Williams - / 020 8510 8630


If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4165